Issaquah, Skyline to battle for state football championship

November 29, 2008

By Christopher Huber

NEW 9:29 p.m. Nov. 29

Issaquah and Skyline football fans, get ready for another showdown. This time it will be at the Tacoma Dome for the 2008 Class 4A state title.

Issaquah has now won four straight in its run to state after beating the Central Kitsap Cougars 31-13 Nov. 29 at the Tacoma Dome. Issaquah is now 11-2.

The Skyline Spartans beat Ferris 24-21 in its semi-final bout Nov. 29 in Spokane. Junior quarterback Jake Heaps threw for 266 yards and connected with sophomore receiver Kasen Williams for a touchdown. Skyline improved to 13-0.

Issaquah looked like its healthy self, Saturday, as it used a balanced offensive attack and strong defensive line. With all of its top starters playing, Issaquah stifled any Central Kitsap momentum throughout the afternoon game.

“They did a great job against the run,” said Issaquah head coach Chris Bennett after the semifinal game in Tacoma. “But at this point in the season everybody plays good and you’ve got to find ways to move the football and we did that.”

Issaquah out-gained the Cougars 276 yards to 179.
The Eagles play Skyline in the first ever all-Issaquah School District Class 4A final at 7:30 p.m., Friday at the Tacoma Dome.

Check back for the full game stories later.

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3 Responses to “Issaquah, Skyline to battle for state football championship”

  1. What everyone's thinking on December 1st, 2008 10:07 am

    We’ve loved watching Skyline take the championships these past few years, but it would be wonderful to see them dethroned by the boys “beneath” the plateau!

  2. Go Issaquah! on December 1st, 2008 7:01 pm

    I can’t wait for this rematch. I’m so psyched to see our Issaquah/Sammamish teams doing well. I just bought my tickets online and I’ll be counting down until we get our payback!

    Go Issaquah!

  3. Tristan Wilde on December 5th, 2008 4:01 am

    I realize that Issaquah might have had some injured players in the last bout, but come on … Skyline is going to destroy these little children. Either way, we’re keepin’ in the family.

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